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MeCon 11
Queen's Student Union, Belfast
29th-31st August 2008


24/Aug/2008: Weekend programme now out
The programme of panels is now available on the Programme Page (where else!).
24/Aug/2008: C.E. Muprhy cancels
C. E. Murphy has unfortunately had to pull out this year's Mecon, which she was looking forward to.
22/Aug/2008: Ian McDonald not at MeCon
We are sorry to announce that MeCon regular guest Ian McDonald has had to pull out of this year's convention due to an impending writing deadline. We will miss him but look forward having him back at next year's MeCon and to his new book.
20/Aug/2008: John Vaughan wins awards
John Vaughan won two awards at the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena this year - Best Short for his film My Dad and For Your Troubles won the writers' award for Best Action Sequence Short.
24/Jul/2008: No Paul Cornell
Unfortunately Paul Cornell has had to pull out of MeCon 11.
22/Jul/2008: C. E. Murphy at MeCon 11
We are delighted to announce that Alaskan born fantasy author C.E. (Catie) Murphy will joining us as one of our guests at this year's MeCon. Her novels include Urban Shaman, Thunderbird Falls, Coyote Dreams, House of Stone, House of Cards and The Queen's Bastard.
20/Jul/2008: Read "Down on the Farm" online
You can read (or listen to) Charlie Stross' Down on the Farm on Tor's revamped website
3/Jul/2008: Saturn's Children now out
Saturn's Children (hardback)) Charles Stross new novel Saturn's Children is published today (£15.99 in hardback). You can read an extract of Saturn's Children on the Orbit Books website.
2/Jul/2008: Stross guest blog spot
Charles Stross is the guest blogger over at Penguin Books (USA).
28/Jun/2008: Mecon at Q-Con
The Mecon 11 crew will be at Q-Con XV this weekend. Come and see us at the QUB Science Fiction and Fantasy stall in the Beech Room or when we are out and about with stickers.
18/Jun/2008: Stross in Second Life on Saturday
Charles Stross is being interviewed in Second Life at 9pm (BST) this Saturday. The URL for the venue is http://slurl.com/secondlife/Extropia%20Core/128/124/22
12/Jun/2008: Captain Britain and MI-13 issue 2 out
The second issue of Paul Cornell's highly acclaimed Captain Britain and MI-13 came out today.
11/Jun/2008: Charles Stross in SFX Collection
The latest issue of SFX Collection features an interview with MeCon 11 Guest of Honour Charles Stross.
10/Jun/2008: SFX interview Paul Cornell
Paul Cornell is interviewed by SFX Magazine.
9/Jun/2008: Charles Stross in today's Guardian
Mecon 11 Guest of Honour Charles Stross is interviewed in today's Guardian.
12/May/2008: Paul Cornell's Captain Britain out this Wednesday
The first issue of Captain Britain and MI-13, written by Paul Cornell and drawn by Leonard Kirk, is released this Wednesday 14th May 2008.
[Advert for Captain Britain and MI-13]
(Promo art by Mark Roberts)
10/May/2008: Accommodation for Mecon 11
Accommodation for MeCon 11 is now available in the Queen's Elms Village on the Malone Road (10 minutes walk from the venue) for £35 per night (45euro) Accommodation must be booked in advance through the MeCon committee. See Where To Stay for more details.
9/May/2008: Paul Cornell at other conventions
MeCon 11 guest Paul Cornell will be busy next year as the the Guest of Honour at both Redemption '09 and P-Con VI.
22/Apr/2008: Fantastic Four by Paul Cornell
Mecon 11 guest Paul Cornell's Fantastic Four mini-series "True Story" will be released in July. The 4 part story features the Fantastic Four entering a world of fiction and meeting literary characters. Read an interview with Paul about "Fantastic Four: True Story" at Comic Book Resources.
8/Apr/2008: New website up
The new website with the new logo finally on-line.
26/March/2008: Ian McDonald wins BSFA award
Mecon 11 guest Ian McDonald has won the 2007 BSFA Award for Best Novel with his alternate history novel Brasyl. He was presented with his award by Neil Gaiman at the 2008 Eastercon (Orbital).
21/Mar/2008: MeCon guests nomincated for Hugos
Mecon 11 guests Charles Stross, Ian McDonald and Paul Cornell have been nominated for the 2008 Hugos (the Oscars of the science fiction world). Charles Stross' novel Halting State is up for Best Novel, as is Ian McDonald's Brasyl.
In the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) Paul Cornell's two part Doctor Who story "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood" is facing strong competition from fellow writer Stephen Moffat's "Blink".
19/Mar/2008: Charles Stross is 2008 Guest of Honour
MeCon is happy to announce that Charles Stross, one of the UK's most prolific authors, will be the Guest of Honour at this year's MeCon.